Based on the amazing, but little-known true story of the Alice Network (a la Hidden Figures), the Network was the real-life effort of French aristocrat Louise de Bettignies, nicknamed "The Queen of Spies." We not only will share a sneak peek into the book with an excerpt, we are also celebrating the book birthday of this compelling historical fiction.
1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.
1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.
Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth ...no matter where it leads.
Praise for The Alice Network
One of NPR's Best Books of 2017!
One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of 2017!
Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick!
One of Amazon's Best Books of June!
One of Goodreads' Best Books of June!
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Kate and her husband now live in Maryland with two black dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia, and her interests include opera, action movies, cooking, and the Boston Red Sox.
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